Ribbon Cutting for Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway Upgrades

October 6, 2021
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sandy River Scenic Turnout, Corner of Rt 4 & Reeds Mills Road, Madrid Township
Call (207) 864-7311 for more information

Please join us Wednesday, October 6 at 4 PM to inaugurate and celebrate this group effort!


Individuals, The Franklin County Commissioners, Franklin County TIF committee, Northern Forest Center, Town of Rangeley, Maine Department of Transportation, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway Committee, Maine Office of Tourism, Madrid Historical Society, M &H Construction, and Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust have worked together to complete this project.


The Sandy River Scenic Turnout overlooks the Sandy River in Madrid at the Gateway to the RLNSB. The turnout will greet visitors with a kiosk featuring attractions across the region and interpretive signs sharing the history of Madrid and Atlantic Salmon restoration efforts in the Sandy River.

The Rangeley Region Wayfinding System features beautifully designed welcome and directional signs to guide North, South, East, or West visitors.  

This project is a testament to the power of partnership and dedication to the common good. Please join us to celebrate the fruits of our labor together!


Directions: Traveling ME-4 N, the turnout is located on the right before the single-lane bridge over the Sandy River. Parking at the turnout is limited and reserved for those with mobility challenges. Additional parking is available at the Madrid Historical Society schoolhouse museum on the left across the bridge. The museum will be open after the celebration for those who would like to learn more about the history of Madrid. Restroom facilities are downstairs of the schoolhouse.



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